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Jewish ghetto and Synagogue.

Piazza D'Ara Coeli, 16

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42.00
  • Museum
  • Free wifi
  • Tour guide


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Jewish ghetto and Synagogue.

Jewish ghetto, Main Synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Rome: an amazing tour lasting 2000 years.
Getting to know this historic area of the city is an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy an authentic immersion into the history, culture and traditions of one of the oldest communities in Europe.
Our guides will accompany you inside the Jewish Museum and the Main Synagogue and will share with you the Roman Jewish history and traditions.

Jewish ghetto, Main Synagogue and the Jewish Museum of Rome: an amazing tour lasting 2000 years.
Getting to know this historic area of the city is an unforgettable experience. You will enjoy an authentic immersion into the history, culture and traditions of one of the oldest communities in Europe.
Our guides will accompany you inside the Jewish Museum and the Main Synagogue and will share with you the Roman Jewish history and traditions.
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Once there was a ghetto…
In 1555 a ghetto was established on the banks of the Tiber River. The ghetto was essentially a prison-neighborhood within Rome, surrounded by fences and gates.  As it was considered unacceptable for Jews to live together with Christians, Pope Paul IV Carafa promulgated a series of restrictions on the Jewish community such as would marginalize it for centuries.
It was not until 1848 that Pope Pius IX ordered the dismantling of the doors and walls of the Jewish ghetto, even though the laws restricting Jews remained in force until 1870.
In 1888, the whole area was demolished. However, as the former ghetto quarter represents the uninterrupted relationship between Jews and the city of Rome, the Jewish community chose it to be the home of its Great Synagogue which was inaugurated in 1904.
The Synagogue is a symbol of the emancipation achieved by Roman Jews after the abolition of the ghetto.
Today, the former ghetto is a lively area, frequented night and day by both tourists and Romans: everyone can find a reason to fall in love with the Jewish quarter.

 
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The tour includes:
The former ghetto walking tour
The Jewish Museum: a 7 rooms itinernary where discover the history of a Jewish Community unique for living in the same place for twenty two centuries
The Great Synagogue
Duration: 2,30-3 hours
Language: english
Meeting point: Touristation – Piazza d’Ara Coeli,16 (Piazza Venezia)